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7.67M watch Belmont on NBC

NBC’ broadcast of the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Union Rags, drew 7.67 million viewers, a gain of 12 percent from last year’s race (6.84 million on NBC), and up 62% from the 2010 race (4.74 million on ABC). Saturday’s Belmont was the most-watched in a non-Triple Crown year since 2005 on NBC, less than one percent lower than the 7.71 million that year, according to official national data provided today by The Nielsen Company.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Belmont Stakes on NBC up 13% over last year

Overnight ratings for the Belmont Stakes on NBC soared, despite the scratch of Triple Crown-hopeful I’ll Have Another, topping last year’s overnight by 13%, and the 2010 overnight by 74%. Yesterday’s overnight rating is the highest for a non-Triple Crown Belmont since 2005 on NBC.NBC’ broadcast of the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Union Rags, registered a 5.4 overnight rating and an 13 share for the race portion, up 13 percent from last year’s race (4.8/11 on NBC), and up 74% from the 2010 race (3.1/7 on ABC). Yesterday’s Belmont had the highest overnight for the race in a non-Triple Crown year since 2005 on NBC (6.0/13), according to overnight ratings data provided today by The Nielsen Company.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Community creator Dan Harmon out as showrunner

The rumors are true. Dan Harmon has been replaced as showrunner on the NBC comedy Community, which was recently picked up for a fourth season. Dvaid Guarascio and Moses Port have been named co-showrunners and executive producers. Harmon commented on the news at his Tumblr site:

“You may have read that I am […]

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference semifinals are most-watched on record

The NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have averaged 1.06 million viewers, making the Conference Quarterfinals and Conference Semifinals the most-watched first two rounds on record (sine 1994, when cable program data started). On NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, the 2012 Conference Semifinals averaged 1.32 million viewers, making them the most-watched Conference Semifinals on record. More than 39 million total viewers have watched the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, up 23% vs. last year (32.2).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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NBC picks up Crossbones, new action-adventure series about golden age of pirates

From the award-winning creator of “Luther,” Neil Cross, and successful producing team of Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Gladiator,” “Men in Black,” “The Ring”) comes an extraordinary action-adventure series “Crossbones” — with an unexpected moral center where one can’t be sure whether the pirates or the British crown are the villains.

Ten episodes of “Crossbones” have been ordered and production will begin in the fall.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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NBC Development Slate/Schedule for 2012/2013 Season [Continually Updated]

Following you will find NBC’s current development slate (confirmed and rumored) and schedules for the 2012/2013 season.  Updates will be made on a regular basis, ahead of and through the upfronts (NBC’s presentation is Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11 a.m.).

This thread will be a Featured Article throughout the week so it’ll be easy to access to check on updates, but you can also find it on the Television page of the website at all times at this link.

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NBC cancels Harry’s Law, Awake, Are You There Chelsea?, Best Friends Forever and Bent

The NBC drama Harry’s Law has been canceled. Star Kathy Bates confirmed the news via her Twitter account:

Yea, Tweeters. Sad news today. Harry’s Law will not be renewed for a 3rd season. We are all terribly sad. Many thanks for all your support.

NBC also canceled freshman drama Awake, as well […]

NBC renews 30 Rock for seventh and final season + The Office, Community, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Up All Night & Whitney all renewed

NBC has renewed Thursday night comedy 30 Rock for a seventh and final season. The final season order is for 13 episodes.

Meanwhile, The Office has also been renewed for a ninth season, along with Parenthood (season four–15 episodes), Community (season four — 13 episodes), Parks and Recreation (season five — 22 episodes), Up […]

NBC renews Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a 14th season

NBC has closed a deal with Dick Wolf to renew Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a 14th season. Also, as part of the deal, the network has given a series order to Wolf’s firefighter drama pilot Chicago Fire.

Pictured to the right, Chicago Fire stars Teri Reeves, David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Lauren […]

14.8M watch Kentucky Derby on NBC

NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby drew 14.8 million viewers, the third most-watched Kentucky Derby in 23 years, and up two percent from last year’s Derby according to official national data provided today by The Nielsen Company. The household rating of 9.0/20 is up six percent from last year’s race. Since implementing NBC Sports’ ‘Big Event Strategy,’ the last four Kentucky Derby races have all recorded at least 14.5 million viewers.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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NHL conference quarterfinals are most-watched on record

On the strength of a record 16 overtime games, 32 one-goal games, and a new television format that televised every first-round game nationally for the first time, the Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered record-setting viewership.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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